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fretless Hofner-type bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Monkey, Jul 11, 2002.

  1. Monkey


    Mar 8, 2000
    Ohio, USA
    I just ordered a Rogue Violin bass. I love deep bottom end, and one of my favorite bass players, Robbie Shakespeare, used to play killer reggae on a Hofner. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with a fretless Hofner or clone? I've defretted a few instruments over the years, so that wouldn't be a problem, but I wonder if it would sound good.
  2. I played a fretless Univox Hofner clone a few years back and liked the tone a lot. It'd be amazing for dub.
  3. Hows about a a move to basses?? :p


  4. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    I guess the Rogue is pretty cheap. Why not defret it yourself? It's easy.
  5. Monkey


    Mar 8, 2000
    Ohio, USA
    Peter, thanks for the info. I'm looking for a good dub bass. I'll have to see how it sound when I get it. I like playing fretless so much more than fretted, so I'll probably rip the frets out.

    JMX, the bass was $229 from Musician's Phlegm. I have read a lot of good reviews of the Violin bass, although everything else Rogue makes seems to be hated by almost everybody. I guess Gabu has had a good experience with an ABG.

    Thanks again, guys!

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